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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he do...
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Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he doesn't like the ending.

Ferrell returns to film this summer in the adventure comedy "Land of the Lost," a big-screen remake of the 1970s TV series.
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  • The Onion seeks investors, hears offers for company

    The Onion seeks investors, hears offers for company
    The Onion Inc., the Chicago-based purveyor of fake news and entertainment websites, may really be for sale. Or not. Responding to a report by Bloomberg on Thursday that the company was exploring a possible sale, Steve Hannah, chief executive officer and...
  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' just a chip off the older blockheads

    Two hours is a whole lot of dumb. So in that respect "Dumb and Dumber To," starring the off-the-chain, goofballing Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, delivers on its promise. The sequel's definitely been dumbed down, which is not really an issue. If you buy a...
  • It's OK to talk during these movies

    It's perfectly acceptable to talk during these movies. You can even shout if you want to. Shout out your favorite lines of two holiday classics in the Holiday Quote-A-Long at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center. The movies featured...
  • Will Ferrell-produced female comedy 'Plus One' lands at Weinstein Co.

    Will Ferrell-produced female comedy 'Plus One' lands at Weinstein Co.
    Screenwriter April Prosser's comedy "Plus One" has found its partner: The Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to the film, which is being produced by Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Adam McKay. "Plus One" will be made under the trio's Gloria Sanchez...
  • Harvey Weinstein Teams with Will Ferrell on Comedy 'Plus One'

    The Weinstein Company is teaming with Will Ferrell's Gloria Sanchez Prods. on April Prosser's comedy "Plus One." The story centers on a woman who comes out of a long-term relationship only to realize that all her friends have married off -- leaving her...
  • Will we be 'Bewitched' again?

    "Originality is undetected plagiarism." -- William Inge OH, PLEASE -- wasn't the feature film "Bewitched" enough bad news for fans of the old TV series, which starred Elizabeth Montgomery? (Nicole Kidman looked lost and her co-stars, Will Ferrell and...
  • Jim Parsons To Star in NBC's 'Elf' Animated Holiday Special

    Jim Parsons will bring holiday cheer this winter, starring in NBC's special "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas." Parsons will voice Buddy, made famous by the 2003 film "Elf" starring Will Ferrell and Broadway production "Elf: The Musical." The hourlong,...
  • Contender Conversations, Animation: 'Boxtrolls,' 'Dragon 2′ and 'Lego Movie'

    BOXTROLLS Oregon-based Laika is heading into awards season with the stop-motion "The Boxtrolls." Having earned Oscar nominations for its first two efforts, "Coraline" (2009) and "ParaNorman" (2012), the studio is aiming to remain on a roll. Producer (and...
  • Seismic Productions: 25 Years of Shaking Up the Business

    It was a saturday in 1992, and Seismic Productions co-owner David Schneiderman was sweeping his porch in preparation for his birthday party when the phone rang with a call from Bob Weinstein, asking for changes on the trailer for his Miramax political...
  • Ian Fraser dies; Emmy-winning conductor, arranger and composer

    Emmy-winning music conductor, arranger and composer Ian Fraser, who worked extensively with Julie Andrews and oversaw a famed Bing Crosby/David Bowie holiday duet, died at home in Los Angeles on Friday. He was 81. The cause was cancer, said his...
  • Celebrity marathoners: the pressure, the pitfalls, the payoff

     Celebrity marathoners: the pressure, the pitfalls, the payoff
    Soon after actor Anthony Edwards put out his last cigarette, he decided to run the Chicago marathon. Like most marathoners, Edwards questioned his ability. But unlike most other runners, he knew that if he could not finish, everybody would know it....